Lebanon Environmental Pollution Abatement Project Additional Financing (WB-P172032)

  • Lebanon
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 10, 2020
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Government of Lebanon
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  • Climate and Environment
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 16, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 1, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the objectives of the project are to assist the Ministry of Finance in: (a) reducing industrial pollution in targeted Industrial Enterprises; and (b) strengthening the monitoring and enforcement capabilities of the MOE.

The additional financing components will mirror the parent project and will comprise of the following:

  1. Project Management and Technical Assistance (IBRD, US$5 million). The component will include Project Management costs (US$2.5 million) for the PMU operating costs including technical, fiduciary and safeguards management, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and communication. The component will also provide Technical Assistance (US$2.5 million) to strengthen pollution management capacity of the Ministry of Environment and participating industries.
  2. Investment in Pollution Management Subprojects (IBRD, US$45 million) will provide concessional loans through the banking sector for pollution prevention and abatement measures identified in Component 1. These will include enterprises and establishments in the: (i) industrial; (ii) agricultural; (iii) healthcare and medical waste sectors; and (iv) any other classified establishments, in order to bring them in compliance with national environmental regulations in a cost-effective manner.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Laurent Debroux
Program Coordinator

Ministry of Finance
Alain Bifani
Director General

Implementing Agencies:
Ministry of Environment
Manal Moussallem
Advisor to the Minister

Central Bank
Wael Hamdan
Senior Director - Head of Financing Unit


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